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Comfortable and light but a design flaw means not hard wearing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 September 2018
I have been wearing ASICs trainers for a while as I have an arthritic condition that particularly bad in my feet, and both my physiotherapist and Podiatrist have recommended them. ASICs generally are light, have great foot support and have been hard wearing. The downside for me is that I pretty well need to wear them ALL the time, as normal mens shoes are just too uncomfortable for more than a few minutes. I needed something that was as comfy as a trainer but didn't shout "casual" too much. These seem to fit the bill.
Indeed they are comfortable and initially I was happy with them. Where it all fell apart, literally and metaphorically was that they are no terribly hard wearing.
I make a point of walking every day, usually 2-3 miles and they have been away with me on a trip to the US where I wore them most days. They have not been mistreated in anyway, and the upper still looks as good as new. However, the lining on the inside has gone in a mere 4 and a half months, inside the heal. I will add a photo. At first I wasn't sure if they were rubbing or not as I have a lot of foot and ankle pain anyway and a new pain is very hard to discern. But one day it got too much to bear and on removing the shoes I can see there is a seam on the inside of the heal and with the friction of my foot/sock its rubbed away until the stitching has given.
So summing up, they are smart, pretty light and comfortable when new, but don't expect a lot of wear out them as they seem badly designed. I have replaced them with another brand that doesn't have a seam inside the heal!